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We measure out the turn of the year with familiar rituals: All Hallows, Bonfire Night, Remembrance Sunday. Plus, of course, my annual blog about how autumn is the finest season, nowhere finer than on this island. It’s the combination of beauty and yearning, of gorgeousness and wistfulness, that makes these days so exquisite. Art is chiefly [...]
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In February 2014, while promoting his World War Two film, The Monuments Men, Hollywood A-List actor George Clooney declared that Britain should send the Elgin Marbles back to Greece. Despite claiming they came from the Pantheon in Rome rather than the Parthenon in Athens (and also that they had been taken by Lord “Eljin”), he [...]
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How peaceful the Spava seems now, the autumn colours reflected in its stately flow. In May, the river savagely burst its banks, devastating parts of Croatia, Bosnia and Serbia, displacing thousands of people. I’m blogging from Eastern Slavonia, where I’m with a team of Centre-Right politicians from all over Europe helping to repair some of [...]
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How can we explain British students who refuse to commemorate the Holocaust because that would be ‘eurocentric’, refuse to condemn ISIS because that would encourage ‘Islamophobia’ and refuse to support the Kurds on the grounds that it would be ‘warmongering’? Part of the explanation is this: a ‘new paradigm of progressive thought’ is dominant on [...]
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As I point out repeatedly, the debate about EU migration and free movement has two separate, but related, dimensions: “fairness” – who can access what benefits and when; and “volume” – how many migrants come to the UK every year. So far, David Cameron has been sticking to fairness, seeking to change the EU rules [...]
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In another grubby move Craig Oliver, Downing Street Director of Communications, has leaked to the Daily Mail a text message he sent to me after my Newsnight appearance on Tuesday night. Mr Oliver said that I was “tired and emotional”. Anyone who watches my Newsnight appearance can see that I was sober. The Downing Street [...]
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In the last decade the BBC has done much to improve its coverage of business. It has hired a string of respected figures and good journalists – Jeff Randall, Robert Peston and now Kamal Ahmed – as business editor and has strength and depth in its reporting team. This has produced a dramatic change in [...]
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With a new exhibition at the Museum of London on the great detective, opening today, it’s time to examine his appearances on screen. He is the most regularly acted character in the history of film, but a few performances stand out. 1. Basil Rathbone – In his 14 films as Sherlock, he had to deal [...]
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What are trade unions for? When I worked for the GMB we used to ask that question quite a lot. The majority of my time wasn’t taken up planning the overthrow of neo-capitalism – although there was plenty of neo-capitalism to be overthrown back then – but on questions of basic survival. What does a [...]
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What a disgusting spectacle it was to see and hear the Labour benches in the Commons coming out in full hearted support from the besieged leader Ed Milliband. No, it wasn’t about the economy or immigration nor the sharp fall in unemployment it was to attack that essentially decent, hardworking and thoughtful Minister (who takes [...]
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